University of California, Riverside

Department of Chemistry



Faculty


 

 

David Martin
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

 

University of British Columbia, B.Sc. in Chemistry (2005)
University of California, Irvine - Ph.D. in Chemistry (2011)
Princeton University - Postdoc. (2011 - 2014)

Office: 424 Chemical Sciences
Phone O/L: (951) 827-4429/3078
Email: dave.martin@ucr.edu
Research Area: Organic Chemistry


Research Overview

Research in the Martin lab will focus on the development of new catalytic transformations and novel strategies for bond activation. Our goal will be to identify reactions that are both broadly useful and provide new avenues for the synthesis of structurally complex natural products and pharmaceutical agents. We will find inspiration both through the identification of bioactive natural product targets, and through consideration of larger problems where organic chemistry is poised to offer practical solutions (eg. degradation and selective functionalization of biomass). A major focus of the lab will be to explore general approaches to families of natural products where promising biological activity has been reported, in particular in the area of neuroregenerative and neuroprotective molecules. In addition to chemical synthesis, we will pursue studies of their mechanism of action and initiate collaborative studies where appropriate. 

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Chemistry
Chemical Sciences
501 Big Springs Road

Tel: (951) 827-3789 (Chair's Assistant)
Fax: (951) 827-2435 (confidential)
E-mail: eric.chronister@ucr.edu

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